Scale up or out?

Aphyr aphyr at
Tue Jun 26 12:34:10 EDT 2012

On 06/26/2012 07:24 AM, Eric Anderson wrote:
> Hey all,
> Question about EC2 (or scale in general): i'm building a decent cluster,
> to handle 15-20k inserts/s and 5-10k gets per second. (for a rough idea
> of what I'm doing). I've been playing with a 15-node cluster of
> m2.xlarge systems, but I am wondering what is better: more small systems
> or less larger systems?
> Any recommendations/hints/tricks would be a huge help!

Your cheapest/fastest option is probably physical HW with SSDs.


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